Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 January 2052 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 23 January 2052 at 21:03.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2052 after 17 days on 14 February 2052 at 18:21.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 643 of Meeus index or 1596 from Brown series.
Length of current 643 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 25 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 644 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠285.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
3 days after point of apogee on 24 January 2052 at 12:51 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 February 2052 at 18:01 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 398 143 km (247 395 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 138 km (229 993 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 22 January 2052 at 12:23 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2052 at 10:04 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 05:17 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.646°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2052. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.554° in its northern standstill point on 10 February 2052 at 09:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 31 January 2052 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.